Duo jailed for £1m property fraud
A pair of fraudsters who bought and sold over 50 properties but failed to pay nearly £1 million in tax, have been jailed for more than eight years.
Organised crime gang sentenced for £3.5m fuel fraud
Five people, including the former owners of a Sussex petrol station have been sentenced for distributing and selling an estimated 4.8 million litres of illicit fuel to unsuspecting motorists including haulage companies across the south east.
Crooked courier caught with £776k dirty cash jailed for two years
A criminal cash courier, who was caught at a North Stevenage hotel with more than £774,000 stuffed in carrier bags, has been jailed.
Crime duo jailed for running tobacco factory
Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 11 years after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) dismantled a tobacco factory that could have swamped the UK with millions of illicit cigarettes.
Cigarette smugglers didn’t box clever!
Two men, who were caught receiving almost a million illegal cigarettes in East London, have been sentenced for evading more than £290,000 in excise duty.
Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud
The mastermind of a six-strong gang that laundered £240,000 by setting up a fake catering business, has been jailed for three and a half years.
Eight arrests in fuel fraud raids
Eight men have been arrested and a large amount of toxic waste removed, as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £3 million fuel laundering fraud.
Three men jailed in £17m tobacco fraud
Three men have been jailed for a total of 16 years for a £17 million tax fraud after an illegal tobacco factory was discovered.
Essex fraudster ordered to repay £3.3m
An Essex fraudster who was jailed for a VAT scam must sell his home, luxury cars and expensive watches to repay £3.3 million he stole.
Barking VAT fraudster to repay stolen tax
A convicted tax fraudster from Barking has been told he must repay £68,712 or serve a further 8 months in prison and still owe the money.
Croissant gang’s flaky plan stubbed out
A gang, who claimed six million smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated £1.3m in lost duty and taxes were frozen croissants, have been jailed for more than 12 years.
‘Most Wanted’ tobacco fugitive brought back to face justice
One of the UK’s most wanted tax fugitives, who helped mastermind an international illicit tobacco smuggling operation, has been jailed after being extradited from South Africa by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to face justice.
Money laundering pair snared by traffic jam
A London money launderer and his accomplice, whose bid to escape arrest by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was thwarted by a traffic jam, have been jailed for a total of eight-and-a-half years for laundering £5.9m.
Lavish lifestyle over for Essex fraudster
An Essex businessman who funded a lavish lifestyle of expensive houses, luxury cars and a Marbella holiday home through a £4.75 million VAT fraud has been jailed for six years.
Toxic waste found as seven arrested in Essex fuel fraud raids
Seven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and four tonnes of toxic waste removed, after two fuel laundering plants were discovered in Essex on Wednesday (27 July).
Crime duo sentenced for laundering dirty cash
Two men have been sentenced for laundering the profits of crime after they were caught with cash totalling £166,000, in an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Cheating chartered accountant jailed for tax fraud
A chartered accountant from Essex who stole £107,000 of tax and tried to hide the money in his children’s bank accounts has been jailed.
£15m fraud gang jailed
A criminal gang caught red-handed with bundles of ‘dirty’ cash, part of £15 million made from selling alcohol illegally in the UK, has been jailed for a total of 19 years.
Charity conmen jailed for £500k Gift Aid fraud
Two unemployed men from Essex, who invented fake charities and donations so they could fraudulently reclaim over £500,000 in Gift Aid repayments, have both been jailed for 30 months.
Company director floored after sentence for tax fraud
A flooring company director from Essex, who attempted to steal almost £150,000 in a VAT fraud by fiddling his business records and using a fake VAT number, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Lewes Crown Court.